Bern 1679 2 ducats Fr-125

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Sincona sale 43, lot 4207
This specimen was lot 4207 in Sincona sale 43 (Zurich, October 2017), where it sold for 8,000 CHF (about US$9,547 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Bern, Stadt und Kanton, Doppeldukat 1679. Sehr selten, Fast vorzüglich. (city and canton of Bern, double ducat of 1679. Very rare. About extremely fine.)"
Another rare and expensive gold issue from this canton of Switzerland.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 7 g, .986 fine gold, this specimen 6.84 g.

Catalog reference: KM 49, D.T.1118, HMZ 2-187e. Fr. 125.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • Richter, Juerg, and Ruedi Kunzmann, Neuer HMZ-Katalog, Band 2: Die Münzen der Schweiz und Liechtensteins 15//16. Jahrhundert bis Gegenwart, Regenstauf, Germany: H. Gietl Verlag GmbH, 2006.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Sincona sale 43, Gold and Silver Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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